Today's mail brought forth the pack of cards that dayf had wagered in the Brewers/Braves series a couple of weeks ago. This man's generosity speaks for itself, but he really came through this time with a jumbo pack of 2008 Upper Deck. This sucker is big, brotha! I'm used to packs of no more than 8 cards, but this thing will take me a couple of minutes to go through.
To give you an idea of its size, I traversed my home in search of cool things that this pack is bigger than. I'm not exaggerating when I claim it could be used as a yardstick, one that could pass any acceptable limits from the U.S. Dept. of Weights and Measures. Well, maybe I am guilty of hyperbole here, but so are those stupid themed bars in Spring Break towns that boast drinks referred to as "yards." Those things are two feet tops! Here's what I came up with.
A. A Criterion Collection DVD (a few years OOP by now) of Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca. I could probably get a box of something really nice by flipping this on eBay, but that ain't gonna happen.
B. A Ryan Braun bobblehead, procured this past Sunday. The wedge of cheese upon which he stands makes this SGA fall just short in twofold ways. First, it doesn't quite measure up to the fat pack, and second, it ruins an otherwise nice bobble. Stuff like this ruins teams. If you don't believe me, just go to Google and type in "Turnbow," "bobblehead," and "hair," and you're likely to find rants from the shores of Lake Michigan about this particular stadium giveaway's curse.
C. The coolest novel about video games ever written. Your library probably doesn't have it, but try to track it down.
D. One of last night's beers. This is a new product from Point. (More on this delicious brew here, along with a better view of the excellent artwork.) I'm guessing if you're not from Wisconsin, you probably can't get it, but I'd love someone to prove me wrong.
Sorry for the tease, but I'll get to the actual cards later on.